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Trump executive order: Million sign petition to stop UK visit

<b>More than 1.3 million people have signed a petition urging the government to call off President Donald Trump's state visit to the UK, amid a row over his recent immigration measures.</b><p>Downing Street, however, said Theresa May was looking forward to the visit.<p>Boris Johnson is addressing MPs amid …

Netanyahu in hot water over praise of Trump's wall

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - When Benjamin Netanyahu sent a tweet in support of President Donald Trump’s plan for a wall along the Mexican border, the Israeli prime minister can barely have expected it would be retweeted 40,000 times and cause a backlash at home and abroad.<p>FILE PHOTO: A labourer works on …

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Muslim centre in Texas gutted by fire

A Muslim centre in Victoria, Texas has been gutted by fire within hours of Donald Trump announcing a ban on citizens from seven Islamic countries entering the United States.<p>The blaze at the mosque was engulfed in flames. But despite previous attacks on the building, community leaders declined to …

Mexico rebukes Israel over Netanyahu's support of border wall

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hailed US President Donald Trump's decision to build a wall on the border with Mexico. The message drew …

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May tells ministers to raise travel ban with their US counterparts

PM makes instruction to Boris Johnson and Amber Rudd as she faces pressure to cancel Donald Trump’s state visit<p>Theresa May has ordered her foreign and home secretaries to speak to their US counterparts about Donald Trump’s ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries entering the US, as …

May and Trump talks likely to reveal cracks in 'special relationship'

British PM could struggle to negotiate good trade deal with president who has pledged to put America first<p>Appetite for a US trade deal with Britain appears as high in Washington as it is in London, according to interviews with politicians, with both governments anxious to demonstrate there is more …

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How One NATO Country Is Preparing for Trump

A dispatch from Norway's military buildup<p>BODØ AIR FORCE BASE, Norway<b>—</b>When the ready-room alarm went off—high-low, high-low—two Norwegian Air Force pilots pulled on cold-water survival gear, grabbed their flight bags, and sprinted through swirling snow to their hangars. Their decades-old F-16 …

Theresa May Just Said "Opposites Attract" When Asked How She'd Bond With Trump

Travelling to the US to meet the new president, the PM highlighted similarities in their objectives and avoided criticising policies such as restricting immigration from Muslim countries.<p>PHILADELPHIA — Prime minister Theresa May has said she wants to work closely with Donald Trump, sees …

Trump wants 'safe zones' set up in Syria. But do they work?

<b>(CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he "will absolutely do safe zones in Syria" for refugees fleeing violence in their country, devastated by years of civil war.<p>In his first televised interview as president, Trump said Germany and other European countries had made a tremendous mistake …

Donald Trump: Torture 'absolutely works', says US President in interview with ABC News: Thursday morning briefing

Donald Trump said he believed waterboarding "absolutely" works as he said the US should fight "fire with fire" in its efforts to tackle Islamic terrorists.<p>In a wide-ranging interview that covered how he felt receiving the nuclear codes to his controversial immigration policies, the US president …

Trump poised to seek new military options for defeating IS

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to ask the Pentagon for ways to accelerate the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and …

Universities are already feeling the effects of Trump and Brexit in their application numbers

Donald Trump has been in office less than a week, and the UK’s departure from the European Union has yet to happen. But it’s a measure of how rattling both news events have been that these countries’ world-famous universities—institutions usually slow to react to any sort of social or political …

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If May embraces Trump, her ‘global Britain’ is doomed

LONDON<p>Everybody else was talking about economics. But all through the Brexit referendum campaign and in the months after the vote, I worried about British geopolitics. I worried about Britain’s alliances. I worried that the protracted divorce negotiations between Britain and its closest economic …

Even before Trump, more Mexicans were leaving the U.S. than arriving

President Trump is intent on completing a border wall with Mexico, even if it means instigating a trade war with the U.S.'s second-biggest export market. His spokesman said Wednesday that the U.S. might levy a blanket 20 percent tax on Mexican imports as one way of fulfilling Trump's campaign …

Theresa May's meeting with Donald Trump 'could sour Brexit negotiations'

Fears that US trade talks could prompt EU calls for investigation, as French candidate says UK is becoming ‘vassal state’<p>Senior European politicians have suggested Theresa May’s meeting with Donald Trump on Friday could sour negotiations over Britain’s departure from the European Union.<p>Speaking …